December 3, 2014
Retiring Faculty Honored December 18
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Carl Drumond invites the IPFW community to salute the IPFW faculty who are retiring this term, Thursday, December 18, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Walb Union International Ballroom. R.S.V.P. for the event
Retiring faculty attending the reception are:
  • Patrick J. Ashton, associate professor of sociology and director of peace and conflict studies 
  • Robert D. Bean, professor of music
  • Clark W. Butler, professor of philosophy
  • Stanley W. Davis, professor of accounting and special assistant to the chancellor
  • David A. Dilts, professor of economics
  • Bruce A. Franke, assistant professor of civil engineering technology and chair
  • Iskandar Hack, associate professor of electrical engineering technology
  • John B. Knight, professor of consumer and family sciences
  • Matthew Kubik, associate professor of construction engineering technology
  • Dennis J. Marshall, associate professor of architectural engineering technology
  • Kathleen A. Murphey, professor of education
  • Barbara J. Resch, professor of music and chair
  • Steven T. Sarratore, professor of theatre and associate vice chancellor for academic programs
  • Robert L. Sedlmeyer, associate professor of computer technology
  • Cheryl L. Sorge, associate professor of nursing
TRiO Student Support Services Open House
TRiO Student Support Services is hosting an open house for faculty and staff, Tuesday, December 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Kettler Hall, Room G25. Stop by, check out their new office location, and learn more about their work on campus.
CELT "East Wing" Open House
The White House East Wing serves as office space for the first lady and her staff, the graphic and calligraphy office, and the correspondence staff. The East Wing also includes the White House theatre. Visit the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) in the "East Wing" of Kettler Hall, Monday, December 15, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to enjoy a break with friends and colleagues, sample refreshments, and see a demonstration of Apple TV.
Farewell Reception for Rose Costello
Human Resources invites you to join them at reception to extend best wishes and bid farewell to Director Rose Costello, Wednesday, December 17, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Human Resources Training Room (Kettler G06). Cake and refreshments will be served. Cards are available for signature at the bursar's office through December 16. 
Stan Davis Retirement Reception
Stan Davis, special assistant to the chancellor and professor of accounting, will retire December 31. A reception in his honor will take place Friday, December 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Steel Dynamics Keith E. Busse IPFW Alumni Center. R.S.V.P. to or 481-6471.
Registration Underway for Employee Training Program

Human Resources offers employees the opportunity to optimize their personal and professional achievement through its spring 2015 training program, Supervise for Success. The program consists of 10 learning units and is designed to equip employees with the tools, techniques, and information essential to successful performance. Participants receive a certificate acknowledging their accomplishment upon completion. Additional information as well as registration details can be found on the Human Resources website.

Last Call for Service-Learning Faculty Fellows
Six $500 stipends are available for the professional development of faculty interested in offering service-learning courses in the 2014--15 academic year. To apply for the fellow program and the $500 stipend, please send a one-page narrative of your service-learning course idea and a list of potential community partners to Deb Barrick, or 481-5471. The application deadline is December 10. The fellows program is administered by the Office of Academic Internships, Cooperative Education, and Service Learning (OACS) and sponsored by the Office of Research, Engagement, and Sponsored Programs (RESP).

Photo of the Week

This colorful group of international students represented their countries at the recent Study Abroad Fair at IPFW, where they participated in a parade of nations or made presentations about their respective countries. Information was available on more than 200 programs in 60 countries, making it the largest event of its kind in northeast Indiana.  View large photo Photo by Jim Whitcraft
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Computer DOs and DON'Ts
Happy Thanksgiving from IT Services! As a late Black Friday Sale, we're giving you nine free computer tips. Read the details [PDF]
New Faces, New Places
Kathleen Burke, information assistant for Helmke Library
James Cashdollar, assistant director of online and credit programs for Continuing Studies
In Memoriam
SAVANNAH EILEEN LABENZ, 19, of Churubusco, Ind., died Friday evening, November 28, at 11:30 p.m. Savannah was a sophomore at IPFW in the Department of Business Administration, and her field of study was General Business. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 4, at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, Columbia City, with calling one hour prior. Read the complete obituary


CAROL ANN GALLMEYER, 69, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, November 25. Carol was a secretary at IPFW for 15 years, retiring in 2003. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 5, at Hockemeyer and Miller Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior.Read the complete obituary

Retirement of STEPS Accounts
Reminder: The "steps01-steps30" accounts that have been used in computer labs and classrooms will be eliminated December 31. If you use these accounts or know someone who uses them, please contact the Help Desk at 481-6030 or
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